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Synonyms for lack
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lack, deficiency, want(verb)

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

    Synonyms:
    neediness, need, deprivation, wishing, wish, want, privation, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency

  2. miss, lack(verb)

    be without

    "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

    Synonyms:
    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, miss, overlook, escape

Wiktionary

  1. lack(noun)

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

  2. lack(noun)

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

  3. lack(verb)

    To be short (of or for something).

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lack(n)

    Synonyms:
    failure, scarcity, deficiency, want, need, demand, insufficiency

    Antonyms:
    fulness, abundance, sufficiency, satisfaction, supply, competence

  2. lack(v)

    Synonyms:
    want, require, need, be destitute of

    Antonyms:
    supply, have abundance of

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lack(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    want, need, be in want of, be in need of, be destitute of, be without

  2. lack(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be in want

  3. lack(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be wanting

  4. lack(n.)

    Synonyms:
    need, deficiency, destitution, want, scantiness, insufficiency, scarcity, dearth, default, defectiveness, shortness, shortcoming, DEFICIT

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